[ lawr-uh-mer ]
/ ˈlɔr ə mər /


a craftsperson who makes hardware for harnesses and riding habits, as bits or spurs.
Also lor·i·ner [lawr-uh-ner] /ˈlɔr ə nər/.

Origin of lorimer

1175–1225; Middle English < Anglo-French; Old French lor(e)mier, lorenier, derivative of lorain harness strap < Vulgar Latin *lōrāmen, for Latin lōrāmentum strap, equivalent to lōr(um) strap, thong + -ā- generalized from v. derivatives + -mentum -ment; see -er2, -ier2
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British Dictionary definitions for lorimer


loriner (ˈlɒrɪnə)

/ (ˈlɒrɪmə) /


British (formerly) a person who made bits, spurs, and other small metal objects

Word Origin for lorimer

C15: from Old French, from lorain harness strap, ultimately from Latin lōrum strap
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